Residents oppose foster care facility

Local residents who live or work near the former Pythian Rest Home in Greenville turned out in force Monday, to voice their objections to a plan to redevelop the facility to house juveniles in state custody.

“I do not want it near by house, I do not want it in my city, I do not want it in my county,” said Melvin Ray, during a public hearing as part of Monday’s Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, concerning a request for a change in zoning for the property along Sayle Street.

But David Robinson said those who opposed the project had been operating under a mistaken assumption of what the project calls for.

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